Support groups are not for everyone, but the right support group can be helpful and comforting. A group can provide valuable information and the opportunity to talk to people and families who are experiencing the same troubles or issues.
Most support groups are led and managed by volunteers, not by health professionals. Some support group leaders receive training from the sponsoring organizations and some do not. Sometimes an organization is sponsoring a support group, sometimes just helping out by donating space. Call the number provided by the group and ask questions. Attend a meeting and talk to the people there. If you are not able to go out to a group, some groups can arrange for a peer mentor to contact you by phone or email.
Note: This list of support groups is provided as a public service and is not meant to indicate endorsement of any of the groups listed. Support groups are not designed to replace the relationships between consumers and his or her health care team, including physicians, psychologists, counselors and case managers.
From the March 3, 2004 Albuquerque Journal
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AANMA: (Allergy & Asthma Network/Mothers of Asthmatics Inc.) educational and support resource for adults, children and parents of children with asthma or allergies. Education sessions and activities. Geri, 259-6277.
ACAM: (Associated Casualty Area Members) for military widows and widowers from all ranks and services, 9:30 a.m. first Saturdays, East Chapel, Kirtland Air Force Base. Mary Lou Cooper, 296-2193.
AIDS Helpline: New Mexico AIDS Services, 938-7100; toll-free, (888) 882-2437 (AIDS).
Addictive Relationship Support for Women: 6 p.m. Mondays, 1615 Carlisle NE, Suite B4. Ann Yeager, 255-3075.
Adoption Support Group: support and search group for adoptees, adoptive parents and birth parents, 7 p.m. fourth Thursdays, Presbyterian Kaseman Hospital, Sandia Room, 8300 Constitution NE. 898-6962 or 275-9952.
Adult Children of Alcoholics: 7 p.m. Wednesdays, St. Thomas of Canterbury Church, 425 University NE; 10 a.m. Saturdays, Los Altos Christian Church, Education Building, 11900 Haines NE; 256-8300.
Afterlife: for survivors of clinical death or near death and people wanting information and support about similar experiences. David Carey, 299-3979.
Agora Crisis Center: free, confidential help for anyone in need of emotional support. Call 277-3013. Walk-ins by appointment. Hours 9 a.m.-midnight daily.
Agoraphobia/Panic Disorder: see Anxieties and Phobias Support Group.
Al-Anon, Alateen: families, friends of alcoholics. 24-hour answering service, 262-2177.
Albuquerque Mothers of Twins Club (AMOTC): for parents (including soon-to-be) and guardians of multiples, last Thursdays (except June through August and December). Information: 869-2403.
Albuquerque Newcomers Club: for those who have been in the Albuquerque or surrounding area five years or less, join the Newcomers social group, meet new friends. Meetings, luncheons, wine tastings and lots more. Call 321-6970 or 798-9769.
Alcoholics Anonymous: 24-hour answering service for all AA groups, 266-1900.
Alcoholics Anonymous: Jemez Valley Group, weekly support group meetings, Jemez Pueblo. (505) 834-7258; fax (505) 834-9507.
Alcoholics Anonymous: Oficina Intergrupal Hispana de Alcohólicos Anónimos: Spanish-language answering service for Spanish AA meetings in the Albuquerque, Belen, Santa Fe and Socorro areas. 1923 Alvarado NE, Suite 11, Albuquerque, 87110. 266-3688.
ALS Caregiver Support Group: for anyone who cares about someone with Lou Gehrig's Disease or MS, 6:30 p.m. third Wednesdays, Friends in Time, 4906-A Jefferson NE. Tracy, 872-9301.
ALS Support Group: for people who have amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig's disease), caregivers and friends, 1 p.m. fourth Saturdays, Presbyterian Kaseman Hospital, 8300 Constitution NE, Conference Room B. Chuck Borgman, 299-6010.
Alzheimer's Association: for family and friends, respite assistance. For times and locations of support group meetings in New Mexico, 266-4473; toll-free, (800) 777-8155.
American Cancer Society Support Groups: I Can Cope, educational program; Look Good ... Feel Better, for women going through cancer treatment; Make Yours a Fresh Start Family, to inform pregnant women and mothers of young children about smoking-related health risks; Reach to Recovery, breast cancer survivors provide one-on-one support to women facing breast cancer/surgery; Road to Recovery, provides transportation to cancer treatment, doctor's appointments. Help or information about cancer, (800) ACS-2345, or visit www.cancer.org.
American Diabetes Association: 266-5716 or (800) DIABETES.
Amputee Clinic: 1-3 p.m. first Mondays, HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital gym, 7000 Jefferson NE. 344-9478.
Amputee Support Group: 1-3 p.m. third Saturdays, HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital. Contact Josephine Raczkowski. 892-9545.
Angel Flight West: free, nonemergency air transportation in private aircraft donated by volunteer pilots to people with health care and other compelling human needs. New Mexico Wing, 889-3176; main office, (888) 426-2643; www.angelflight.org.
Anger Management: P.E.A.C.E. (Positive Empowerment, Anger and Conflict Resolution Education): teens learn to identify roots of anger, how it leads to violence and skills for expressing themselves nonviolently. Twelve sessions in six weeks. To register or for information, call Mediation Services of New Mexico Inc. 867-6550.
Anxieties and Phobias Support Group: education and support for people dealing with panic, anxiety and/or phobic reactions, 6-7:30 p.m. first Tuesdays, Nob Hill area, 513 Bryn Mawr SE. Kristin L. Roush, Ph.D., facilitator, 266-3046, or Joan, 888-4513.
Association for Death Education and Bereavement: Contact Zizi Terrasas, 842-8800.
Autism: Adults with Autism and their families, monthly meeting, information, 272-1852; Newly Diagnosed Groups, Center for Development and Disabilities, 2300 Menaul NE, contact Gay, 272-1046; New Mexico Autism Society, for anyone concerned with autism, 7 p.m. third Thursdays, Mark Twain Elementary, 6316 Constitution NE, information or child/teen care reservations, 332-0306.
BabyNet: information and referrals for pregnant women and families with small children to access and utilize medical and support services. Bilingual information available. (800) 552-8195 or locally, 272-8549.
Beginning Again: for people experiencing loss, 7-9 p.m. second and fourth Tuesdays, Prince of Peace Catholic Church, 12500 Carmel NE. 828-2867.
Bereaved Parents Support Group: 6 p.m. first and third Mondays, Monte Vista Christian Church, 3501 Campus NE. Contact Zizi or Gary, 842-8800.
Bereavement Support Group, Widowed Under Age 55: 6 p.m. second and fourth Tuesdays, Monte Vista Christian Church, 3501 Campus NE; Widowed Over Age 55, 1 p.m. first and third Mondays, Palo Duro Senior Center, 5221 Palo Duro NE. Contact Zizi or Gary, 842-8800.
Bereavement Support Group: open group for people who have experienced a loss related to death or other life events, meets 1- 2:30 p.m. two Wednesdays a month, VistaCare office, 5201 Venice NE, Suite F. Mary Gray, Bereavement Coordinator, Vista Care Hospice, 821-5404.
Bereavement Support Groups: Lovelace Hospice, 343-6374.
Bereavement Support Groups: University Hospice, meets twice monthly, 1650 University NE, Suite 200. No fee. Information, 272-6700.
Bereavement Support Sessions: for families of all faiths and denominations who have lost a loved one, 7 p.m. second Thursdays, Religious Education Building, Our Lady of Belen Catholic Church, Belen. Martha, 864-7319, or Jean, 864-7950.
Bethel Heritage Church Life Groups: Life groups supporting a variety of personal and family-related issues. 12-week classes operate three times a year. Information, 822-8553.
Better Problem Solving and decision-making for personal or job matters. 298-1499.
Birthright of Albuquerque: 262-2235; toll-free, (800) 550-4900.
Bold Love (Domestic Violence): for men, provides biblical-based instruction and encouragement by those who have overcome domestic violence, 7 p.m. Tuesdays, children's building, Victory Love Church, 7201 W. Central. 831-0961.
Bold Love (Domestic Violence): for women who have been hurt physically, emotionally, sexually or verbally at any point in their lives; safe, confidential place to receive hope and healing by other women who have overcome in these same areas, 7 p.m. Tuesdays, children's building, Victory Love Church, 7201 W. Central. 831-0961.
Brain Injury Association of New Mexico: support for survivors of brain injury, their families and friends, professionals, educators, etc., Resource Center, 11000 Candelaria NE, Suite 113W. 292-7414 or (888) 292-7415.
Brain Injury Support Group: forum for brain injury survivors and their families to exchange methods of dealing with problems associated with brain injury, 7 p.m. third Wednesdays, HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital, 7000 Jefferson NE. 344-9478.
Brain Injury Survivors Support Group: 7 p.m. first Fridays, St. Joseph Rehabilitation Center, 506 Elm NE. 727-4700 or 292-7414.
Breaking Free Ministries: seeks to provide support and healing to those bound by addictions and destructive habits, 7 p.m. Tuesdays, children's building, Victory Love Church, 7201 W. Central. 831-0961.
Breast Cancer: support group for spouses/partners of those who have breast cancer, 7 p.m. third Thursdays, Lovelace Cafeteria. Chaplain Fabian, 262-7345.
Breast Cancer Support Group: People Living Through Cancer, 242-3263.
Breast Helpline: American Cancer Society, 262-2333.
Breast Surgery Support: including implant problems, 1 p.m. first Saturdays, Conference Room B, Presbyterian Kaseman Hospital, 8300 Constitution NE. 881-0121 or 865-5866.
Broken Links: support group for adults who lost a parent in early childhood, 6 p.m. Wednesdays. Anne Milligan, 275-7935.
Business Owners Debtors Anonymous (BODA): Information, Phoenix, 243-1937.
Café Europa: Holocaust survivors group. Regina, 843-8305.
Caminando Juntos: for Hispanic cancer survivors and/or their families and friends, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. fourth Saturdays, Casa Esperanza, 1005 Yale NE. Information, call Nena Gandara-Cordova, 417-9222.
Cancer, Partners in Healing: explores alternative and complementary methods of health care, 7 p.m. first Wednesdays, classroom building, St. Bernadette's Church, 11401 Indian School NE. John, 828-9603.
Cancer, People Living Through: groups for people with cancer and for their loved ones. 242-3263.
Cancer Support Group: for patients, family and friends, 7 p.m. first Thursdays, Paradise Hills United Methodist Church, 4700 Paradise NW. Martha, 839-4973.
Cancer Support Group: 1:30 p.m. Thursdays, Department of Veterans Affairs (New Mexico VA Health Care System), 1501 San Pedro SE, Building 41, Room 5C-100. 265-1711, Ext. 2480.
Cancer, Taking Charge Support Group: for leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease or myeloma patients, their families and friends (in conjunction with Leukemia/Lymphoma Society), Presbyterian Kaseman Hospital. Jamie McDonald, MSW, LISW, and Mary Jo Benco, RN, 841-1561.
CanSurvival: for those diagnosed with cancer and their caregivers who want to overcome the social and financial challenges of being diagnosed with the disease so they can get down to the business of healing. Various meetings at various times. 3824 Corrales Road, Corrales. www.cansurvival.org or 899-5727.
Care Net Pregnancy Center: free pregnancy testing, counseling, referrals; parenting classes; childbirth classes; post-abortion counseling. 10200 Menaul NE, Albuquerque, 87112. Help line 880-0882, fax 881-8220.
Caregiver Support Groups: 6:30 p.m. second Mondays, Lovelace Montgomery Clinic, 9109 Montgomery NE; free. Lovelace, Wendy, 275-4229.
Casa Esperanza: home away from home for families facing cancer. 277-9880.
Cerebral Palsy Parents Association: 6 p.m. first Thursdays, Carrie Tingley Children's Hospital, 1127 University NE; dinner, child care. 265-7936.
Chapter II: for the widowed, 11 a.m. last Fridays, Classic Grille, Sheraton Uptown. 822-8774.
Child Advocacy/Support: Resources Inc., for children who have witnessed or been victims of domestic violence. Play and art therapy groups, individual counseling by licensed therapists. Call 884-1241 or 768-2104.
Child Care Association: for home child-care providers, support, information, training, fun, second Mondays. Margaret, 293-6380.
Child Victims of Domestic Violence: support groups and activities. Information, call Albuquerque Women's Resource Center, 242-7033.
Child Victims of Sexual Abuse: All Faiths Family Services. 271-0329.
Children's Cancer Fund of New Mexico and Candlelighters: for children with cancer and their families; Candlelighters, a parent support group, first Fridays. 224-7173.
Children's Grief Center of New Mexico Inc.: provides loving support for children and teens, ages 5 through 18, grieving the death of a loved one. Adult groups for family members. Groups meet early evenings after light dinner. No charge. Information, 323-0478.
Chronic Pain Support Group: call 350-3879.
Cocaine Anonymous: 12-step program, daily meetings. 291-3888.
Co-Dependents Anonymous: call 766-4800 for recorded message of meetings, activities; for printed schedule of meetings, send SASE to CoDA, P.O. Box 584, Placitas, NM 87043; open 12-step sharing group, 7:30 p.m. Mondays, White Rock Methodist Church, 580 Meadow Lane, White Rock/Los Alamos. (505) 672-3874.
The Compassionate Friends: for parents whose children of any age have died, 7 p.m. first and third Thursdays, Sandia Presbyterian Church, 10704 Paseo Del Norte NE; sibling group meets at same time. 294-1018 or 232-4099.
Complimentary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Cancer Support Group: meets from noon to 2 p.m. second and fourth Fridays, Whole Foods Market, Wyoming and Academy, upstairs. The peer-led group is free and open to those affected by cancer (survivors, family and/or friends) and interested in CAM. Monica May 892-2818.
Compulsive Eaters Anonymous: for men and women who have a desire to stop eating compulsively, modeled on the 12 steps and 12 traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous; 4:30 p.m. Sundays, Presbyterian Hospital, 1100 E. Central, 266-2615; noon Wednesdays, Sombra Del Monte Church, 2528 Utah NE, 821-4647; noon Fridays, Queen of Angels Chapel, 1100 Indian School NW, 246-2240.
Compulsive Eating Support Group: for people who struggle with food and weight and want solutions other than dieting. 254-0242.
Compulsive/Problem Gambling Psychotherapy Group: by licensed therapist, 6 p.m. Tuesdays, Los Alamos; free. (505) 662-1419.
Dads Against Discrimination Inc.: information on parental equality. 299-2673.
Death and Dying Preparation Seminar: introductory seminar covers practical and emotional aspects of preparing for the death of a loved one, 6 p.m. first Wednesdays, Nob Hill Wellness Center, 122 Bryn Mawr SE; free. Reservations, Transitions— Living/Dying Consultants, 266-3046.
Debtors Anonymous: 12-step recovery program for those whose compulsive spending, underearning or other life problems result in accumulated unsecured debt. Albuquerque: Tuesdays, St. Thomas of Canterbury Church Library, 425 University; 6:30 p.m. Thursdays, Queen of Angels Parish Hall, 1100 Indian School NW. Santa Fe: 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays and 5:45 p.m. Fridays, St. John's United Methodist Church, Old Pecos Trail. Taos: 6:15 p.m. Mondays, St. James Episcopal Church, 208 Camino de Santiago. 798-9025 Albuquerque information line. www.debtorsanonymous.org
Dementia Support Group: for those who have loved ones living in any assisted living, board and care or nursing home, 11:30 a.m. second and fourth Thursdays, the Woodmark at Uptown, 7201 Prospect Place NE (in cooperation with N.M. Chapter Alzheimer's Association). Cindy, 881-0120.
Dental Amalgam Mercury Syndrome: chronic mercury toxicity, quarterly meetings. 888-0111.
Depression and Anxiety Education and Support Group: 6:10 p.m. Wednesdays, 1201 Eubank NE, Suite 1, sponsored by Harmony Inc. John, 459-7421.
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA), 6:30 p.m. Thursdays, Trinity United Methodist Church, 3715 Silver SE (one block south of Central, two blocks east of Carlisle). Rap sessions weekly with family group also on first Thursdays and guest speaker on fourth Thursdays. Information, 889-3632.
Diabetes Support Groups: brown bag lunch sessions, 11:45 a.m. last Thursdays; after-work session, 5:30 p.m. second and last Thursdays, First Nations Community HealthSource, 5608 Zuni SE, Terry Fischer, RN, 262-2481; 1 p.m. third Tuesdays, Rio Grande Center, Cleveland, N.M., Helen, (505) 387-5069.
Displaced Homemakers: for people who find themselves displaced because of divorce, separation, disability or death of a spouse, 1 p.m. Tuesdays, New Mexico Commission on the Status of Women, Summit Office Building, 4100 Indian School NE at Carlisle, Suite 300. 841-8920 or (800) 432-9168.
Domestic Violence: Morning Star, safety, advocacy, education and support for American Indian women and children who are victims of domestic violence, (physical, sexual and/or emotional abuse), 6 p.m. Wednesdays with dinner offered at 5:30 p.m.; childcare services; parenting classes. Information, 232-8299; crisis pager, (800) 658-6967.
Domestic Violence Education/Support Groups: for women, teens, children, family/friends of victims/survivors of domestic violence; classes on legal issues, domestic violence, self-defense, pattern changing, life skills; job coaching and resource library. Support groups free and confidential. Information, call Albuquerque Women's Resource Center, 242-7033.
Domestic Violence Education/Support Groups: Resources Inc., for women who are victims/survivors of domestic violence. Advocacy and assistance through the criminal justice system. Free and confidential. Information, call 884-1241.
Domestic Violence, Enlace, Inc.: counseling support groups, case management, advocacy, life skills and parenting for Spanish-speaking women and children. Information, call 246-8972.
Domestic Violence Hot Line: Women's Community Association, 247-4219, or outside Albuquerque, (800) 773-3645, 24 hours; shelter from domestic violence, support groups, community education training, domestic violence counseling, WCA Family Program, free counseling by licensed therapists for victims, abuser programs on sliding scale, 262-4324; Torrance County, WCA, free counseling for victims by licensed therapists, 384-2737.
Domestic Violence Legal Resources: Program of Resources Inc. provides free legal information and referrals from volunteer attorneys, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays. 243-4300 or (877) 974-3400 outside Albuquerque.
Domestic Violence Support Group: Haven House offers confidential free help, emergency shelter, peer counseling, support groups and personal empowerment programs for victims of domestic violence. Emergency transportation to shelter can be arranged; all shelter services are free. Support groups meet 7 p.m. Tuesdays in Rio Rancho. Anyone in need of emergency services, contact the 24-hour/seven-days-a-week crisis hot line at (800) 526-7157 or call 896-4869 for information.
Double Trouble in Recovery: for anyone who is currently or has formerly experienced dealing with a mental disorder and chemical addiction, meets 6 p.m. Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Next Step Club, 1227 San Mateo SE. Information, call 836-8672.
Doves: for divorced, separated and widowed, various locations, times in Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Belen, Portales; free. 831-8117 or 828-9061.
Down Syndrome Association: Debra, 831-5464.
Down Syndrome; Parents of Special Children: for parents of children with a variety of diagnoses, 7 p.m. first Wednesdays, Carrie Tingley Hospital, 1127 University NE. Bridget, 272-1043.
Drug and Alcohol Addiction of Women: support group for family members, 6 p.m. Mondays. Free. 256-5153.
DWI: Support After Misfortune (SAM) Groups: for surviving victims of alcohol-related crashes and other sudden, violent deaths, DWI Memorial Foundation and Learning Center and MADD. Dorothy, 869-2531.
Dystonia Support Group: neuromuscular disorder that causes involuntary muscle spasms. Frances, 298-3349.
Eight Northern Indian Pueblos Council Inc.: Circle of Life, outpatient substance abuse treatment program for American Indians, 801 Vassar NE, Albuquerque Indian Hospital. 248-7810.
Empowering Women: focuses on personal archetypes of creativity and strength, 7 p.m. Tuesdays, 6022 Constitution NE, Suite 5. Elsa LaFlamme, 255-4331.
End-of-Life Choices— Albuquerque Chapter: (formerly Hemlock Society) supports people's rights of choice and dignity in dying. Provides education and advocacy to maximize patients' options. Public meetings with speakers announced in the media and held in April, September and January. Information, visit www.endoflifechoices.org or call Wyndmill, 341-0815.
Epilepsy Parent and Family Network of New Mexico: 7 p.m. second Mondays, St. Joseph Rehabilitation Hospital, Piñon Room, 505 Elm NE. 897-4656.
Epilepsy Support Group: 6-8 p.m. last Tuesdays, University Hospital, Khatali Room, 2211 Lomas NE. 872-2615, 881-7899, or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Essential Tremor Support Group: education and support for people (and those who care about them) with hereditary essential tremor, meets 9:30 a.m. third Saturdays, Palo Duro Senior Center, 5221 Palo Duro NE. Contact Winnifred Averbuck, 345-3003 or e-mail: email@example.com with questions; Virginia Malone, 255-2354; GinnaMalone@aol.com
False Memory Syndrome Foundation: for people who have been falsely accused of child abuse as a result of repressed memory therapy, meets quarterly on Saturdays, Presbyterian Hospital; Maggie (505) 662-7521 (Los Alamos) or Sy (505) 758-0726 (Taos) for specific date.
Families of Children With Disabilities: for families who live in Torrance County. Christie, (505) 384-1365.
Families of Incarcerated Children: 8 p.m. Thursdays, 1331 Juan Tabo NE, Suite 2M, north of Constitution, behind Schlotzsky's. 275-2202.
Families of Incarcerated Loved Ones: 144 Harvard SE. 255-8272 or 268-9557.
Family/Stepfamily: (parenting), 7:30 p.m. second Tuesdays. Andrea, 828-1809, or Kandace, 345-9109.
Family Support Program: New Mexico Parent and Child Resources Inc. Emilie Oswald, 268-4973.
Families With Children From China: for families who have adopted children from Asian countries, support group and play groups. Call Debi, 821-9365.
Families With Heart: support for parents and families of children with cardiac conditions, 6 p.m. second Wednesdays, Children's Hospital of New Mexico, Tully Conference Room, third floor, 2211 Lomas NE. Lynn, 272-2671.
The Fathers Meeting: for fathers who have children with special needs, meets quarterly on a Saturday morning, Alta Mira, 1605 Carlisle NE. Contact Joe De Bonis, 262-0801.
Fen-Phen Survivors Support Group: for anyone who took the diet drugs Fen-Phen or Redux. Deborah, 892-1599.
Finance: learn biblical wisdom on the role of money in our daily lives, meets various times through the year. Call Victory Love Church, 831-0961 for information.
Free At Last: support and counseling services for parents of older children who won't leave home. Creative Life Ministry, the Rev. Patricia Wellborn, 291-4481.
Free Indeed Ministries: Christian ministry to people seeking freedom from homosexuality. 831-5528.
Free Indeed Parents Support: Christian parents and friends of lesbians and gays. Meeting information, 831-5528.
Gam-Anon Albuquerque: 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Los Altos Christian Church (south hall), 11900 Haines NE (near Indian School and Juan Tabo). Information, 260-7272.
Gamblers Anonymous: support for people whose gambling is causing a problem in any area of life; Gam-Anon, for families of compulsive gamblers. 260-7272.
Gamblers Anonymous Groups: 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Cottonwood Therapy Associates, 3250 Trinity Drive, Ste. C, Los Alamos, free; 7 p.m. Thursdays, Sacred Heart of Jesus Christ Church, Coronado and Calle Rosario, Española; Gam-Anon, 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Cottonwood Therapy, Los Alamos, free. Information, (505) 662-1419.
Gambler's Group for Native Americans: who are having difficulties with this addiction, 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesdays, 218 Broadway SE. Offered by The Indigenous Foundation, a foundation for Native American Recovery. Information, 242-6988, Ext. 104.
Gambling: New Mexico Council for Problem Gambling: toll-free help line for problem and compulsive gamblers, offers crisis intervention and referrals. (800) 572-1142.
Gay and Lesbian Information Service: Common Bond Inc., 891-3647; e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site, members.aol.com/gayinformation.
Gay/Bisexual Young Men's Group— MPower: weekly activities. Information, 232-2990.
Get Loud: an abstinence and healthy lifestyle support group, provides support and education to ages 12-18 in the South Valley. Get Loud members provide service to their local communities by doing things like coaching Little League teams and visiting rest homes and hospitals. Information, contact Rina LeMaster at Planned Parenthood of New Mexico, 265-5976.
Gluten and Wheat Intolerance Support Group: fourth Saturdays. For time and location, call Lorraine Johnson, 298-0922.
Good Grief: support program for anyone who has experienced the death of a loved one, 5:30 p.m. second and fourth Tuesdays, University Hospice, 1650 University Blvd., Suite 200 (Human Resources Conference Room second floor). Bereavement counselors, Longeway/Stockton, 272-6700.
Grandparents Are Indeed Necessary: supports grandparents' visitation rights, 7 p.m. Thursdays, Bear Canyon Senior Center, 4645 Pitt NE. Marilyn Schaer, 296-3589.
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren: 10-11:30 a.m. Saturdays, Parentcraft, 1503 University NE, free child care provided. 243-2551.
Grief and Bereavement Support Group: Nancy Parkhill, 292-5252; information, New Mexico Grief Services Program, Liz Adkins, 272-3053.
Grief Group: first and third Saturdays, Room 3, Bear Canyon Senior Center, 4645 Pitt NE. Information, call 291-6211.
Grief Support Group: starting for parents who have lost a child due to the child's use of drugs and/or alcohol. Call Barbara 881-0667 or Nancy 271-0054.
Grief Support Group: open to anyone experiencing a loss, every other Tuesday, Jewish Family Service, 5850 Eubank NE, Suite B-32, Mountain Run Shopping Center. Helene, 291-1818.
Guillain-Barré Syndrome Foundation International: Jim, 792-0061.
Hard of Hearing AA Meeting: "Sounds of Recovery," 7 p.m. Mondays, Heights Club, 8520 Marble NE. 266-9865.
Healing Homophobia: 2 p.m. second and fourth Sundays. For meeting place, call Nancy, 299-7883.
Health Care for the Homeless: medical, dental, behavioral health; art therapy programs for people experiencing homelessness. Locations, information, 766-5197.
Help us Keep Our Eyes Open, Benign Essential Blepharospasm: state support group coordinator, 298-6129.
Hepatitis C Support Group: call for meeting times and places. 304-1839.
Hepatitis C Support Group: 5 p.m. third Tuesdays, UNM Hospital, Manzano Room (back of cafeteria). Information, contact Louise K. Smith, RN, C, 272-0173.
HIV+ Groups: Afternoon Support Group, Tom, 938-7146; Women's Support Group, Michael, 938-7126; Women in Transition, Erin, 938-7132; Zia Support Group, Michael, 938-7126; Meals and Meds, Shannon, 938-7135; Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous, Michael, 938-7126; Stress Management Group, Tom, 938-7146. New Mexico AIDS Services, 938-7100.
HIV Testing and Counseling: 5-7 p.m. Mondays, noon-5 p.m. Wednesdays, New Mexico AIDS Services, 625 Truman NE; free, anonymous, no needles, no appointment necessary. Information, 938-7100.
Hoffmantown Church Life Groups: Family Support, Life Support and Celebrate Recovery groups. For a list of recovery groups, call 828-2600.
Home Education: dedicated to encouragement, protection and support of home-school families, Christian Association of Parent Educators-New Mexico. 898-8548.
Home Schooling: for parents teaching their children, 899-0652; New Mexico Family Educators Information Line, 889-9775.
Homeless Crisis Hot Line: Human Services Department, information on shelters, soup kitchens, counseling. (800) 432-6217, Ext. 7267.
Homeless: Good Shepherd Center, 243-3663.
Homosexuality and the Bible: video series integrates Christian faith and sexuality, 9:30 a.m. Sundays, River of Life Ministries, 134 Quincy NE. 256-1891.
Hoping: for parents who have had a baby die through pregnancy loss, stillbirth, neonatal death, SIDS, illness, congenital anomalies, etc., 7 p.m. first and third Wednesdays, library, Office of the Medical Investigator, UNM Medical School. 272-3053.
Huntington's Disease Support Group: 888-4120.
IBD-Crohn's and Colitis: support, 2 p.m. third Sundays, Presbyterian Kaseman Hospital, 8300 Constitution NE, Taos Room. 293-2839 or 294-8281.
Impotent Men and Partners: 11 a.m. first Saturdays, Bear Canyon Senior Center, 4645 Pitt NE. Lewis Nemes, Ph.D., 345-6616.
The Independent Living Resource Center: disability information and referral, individual and community advocacy, independent living skills training, technical assistance and education to individuals and agencies on disability-related issues, information on disability-related topics including the ADA. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays 4401 Lomas NE, Suite B, 266-5022 v/tty; fax 266-5150; (800) 260-5022 v/tty statewide. Moriarty branch office serving East Mountains, 832-1128; fax 832-1153.
International Dyslexia Association: Southwest Branch, information hot line for parents and professionals about dyslexia and related language or learning disabilities, annual conference and yearly teacher training programs. 255-8234.
Internet Addiction Discussion Group: Call 247-1548 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Interstitial Cystitis Association: 4 p.m. last Saturdays, St. Joseph Northeast Heights Hospital, Board Room, 4701 Montgomery NE. Jeanie, 898-2947.
Kairos Outside Support Group: for wives, mothers and other adult female loved ones of men or youth currently or formerly incarcerated in any state or federal correctional facility, 6:30 p.m. every other Thursday, First United Methodist Church, 314 Lead SW, downtown, between Lead and Coal, use Coal entrance. 839-7431 or 293-5420.
Keratoconus Support Group: Geri DeBoo, 293-9562.
La Leche League: mothers' support meetings monthly with emphasis on breast-feeding, parenting, nutrition and child development. Information on groups, breast-feeding, 821-2511.
Learning Disabilities Association: support for parents of people with learning disabilities. 821-2545.
Lesbian Mom's Support Group: meetings, discussions and activities for moms and kids. Information: 797-9508.
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society: monthly support group for leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkins, Non-Hodgkins, myeloma patients or any blood-related cancer patient, families or friends. Call Jamie McDonald, MSW or Mary Jo Benco, RN 841-1561.
Life and Breath Club: support for those with emphysema and other respiratory ailments, 1-3 p.m. third Thursdays, American Lung Association of New Mexico, 216 Truman NE. 265-0732.
Liver Transplant Support Group: for recipients, those awaiting transplants and their families. 881-6080.
Lovelace-Sandia Caregiver Support Group: 5:30 p.m. first Tuesdays, Lovelace Journal Center, second floor meeting room. Contacts: Cheri Plavnick, MSW, LISW, 872-6521; Nancy Jordan, RN, BSN, 342-8436.
Lung Disease Support Group: 10:30 a.m. third Fridays, Healthplex, Room C, 6301 Forest Hills NE. Contact Julianna Lerner, 828-2502, or e-mail: email@example.com.
Lupus Acupuncture Network: information on the possible role of acupuncture in treatment of lupus. 298-9550 or 292-4722.
Lupus Foundation: for lupus patients and their families, 7 p.m. third Thursdays, Presbyterian Kaseman Hospital, Conference Room B, 8300 Constitution NE. 881-9081. Information about groups outside Albuquerque, (800) 843-9081.
Lyme Disease Action Network: 12:30 p.m. second Saturdays, Presbyterian Kaseman Hospital, Conference Room B, 8300 Constitution NE.
Lymphedema Support Group: 7 p.m. first Tuesdays, 10433 Montgomery Parkway NE, Suite 400. 323-8811.
Macular Degeneration Support Group: 2 p.m. first Wednesdays, Highland Senior Activity Center, 131 Monroe NE. 256-2000.
Male Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse: All Faiths Family Services, 271-0329.
Marriage Enhancement: to help strengthen marriage through group discussion on a variety of topics, 7 p.m. Tuesdays, children's building, Victory Love Fellowship Church, 7201 W. Central. 831-0961.
Men and Women for Sobriety: alternative to traditional support groups to help people recover from problem drinking or drugging, 7 p.m. Thursdays, Counseling and Psychotherapy Institute, 803 Tijeras NW. 243-2223.
Men in Grief Support Group: call 350-3879.
Men with Medical Challenges Support Group: Paul Steinkoenig, 255-1013.
Men with Multiple Sclerosis: self-help group. Information, 293-6767 or (800) 344-4867 and press 1.
Mending Broken Hearts Ministries: Christian, Bible-based, healing for emotional wounds from childhood, co-dependent, 12-Steps, domestic violence, Tuesdays, 1209 Isleta SW, close to West Side Community Center. 873-7997 or 873-2356.
Meniere's Disease Support Group: Claire, 892-0631.
Men's Life Issues Group: Paul Steinkoenig, 255-1013.
Men's Support Group: encourages men to look at their roles as fathers, husbands and friends, 7 p.m. Mondays, 5300 Second NW. 275-2406.
Mental Illness Support Groups: National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI); Albuquerque Drop-In Center Inc., 1007 San Mateo SE, place for people with serious mental illness to gather for support and assistance in working toward realistic recovery, open 2 p.m.-9 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 256-8289.
Mid-Life Support Group for Women: nutrition, hormone replacement, alternative therapies and menopause stages discussed, 5:30 p.m. first and third Mondays, Presbyterian Healthplex, 6301 Forest Hills NE; free. 843-6168, Ext. 3092.
MOMS Club: (Moms Offering Moms Support), for stay-at-home moms; park days, children's activities and more. Paradise Hills, Sherry 922-8867; Taylor Ranch, Tanya 831-2699 or firstname.lastname@example.org; Rio Rancho, Kristen, 771-0772 or email@example.com; Northeast Albuquerque, Deb K, 821-3619 or Debmomsclub@aol.com; uptown Albuquerque, Shelly 480-4632; Santa Fe, Katrina (505) 820-9385 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Motherless Daughters: support group for women who lost their mothers early in life, second Monday evenings. Free. Contact Mary B. Maulsby, MA, LPCC, 268-9335.
Mothers Against Drunk Driving: 6 p.m. third Thursdays. Information, 255-2955.
Mothers And More: Northeast Albuquerque Chapter, opportunities to meet other moms through regular meetings, play groups, social events, book club, more, 7-9 p.m. first and third Thursdays, Sunrise Assisted Living, Tramway and Manitoba NE. Information, call Cathy 821-3175 or Kristin 797-8166 or visit www.freewebs.com/abqmothersandmore
Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS): speakers, crafts, discussion; 9:30 a.m. second and fourth Tuesdays; Chelwood Christian Reformed Church, 2200 Chelwood Park NE, 262-4881; 9:15 a.m. first and third Tuesdays, Cross of Hope Lutheran Church, 6104 Taylor Ranch NW, 897-0047; 9:15 a.m. second and fourth Tuesdays, First Baptist Church, 101 Broadway NE, 247-3611; 9 a.m. first and third Tuesdays, Grace Church, 6901 San Antonio NE, 298-9299.
Mothers Support Group, MOMS: (Mothers Offering Mothers Support) for mothers and their infants/children, eight-week sessions that convert to play groups and social activity, offering ongoing support. Facilitated by certified professionals. Deborah Hospodar, 771-0417, or Karel Kipp, 332-7753. Sessions in Northeast Heights, university area and West Side. Dates and times to be arranged.
MS Caregiver Support Group: for anyone who cares about someone with multiple sclerosis or ALS, 6:30 p.m. third Wednesdays, Friends in Time, 4906-A Jefferson NE. Tracy, 872-9301.
MS Self-Help Support Group: 6:30 p.m. first Tuesdays, Rio Rancho Library. April, 892-7904.
MS Support and Educational Group: monthly in-services, topics, 2-4 p.m. third Mondays, HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital, south vestibule room, 7000 Jefferson NE. Wendy, 344-9478.
Nail Biters No More: positive approach support group for nail biters and cuticle pickers, 7 p.m. Mondays. All ages. Evonne Maxwell, 280-9498.
NAMI West Side: (National Alliance for the Mentally Ill), West Side Chapter: Support meetings: 10 a.m. first Wednesdays and 7:30 p.m. third Tuesdays; educational meeting, 7:30 p.m. fourth Tuesdays. All meetings at Educational Building, St. Thomas Aquinas Church on Sara Road in Rio Rancho. Mary Ann Sabie, 899-0620.
Narcotics Anonymous: to quit using drugs. 260-9889.
National AIDS Brigade: offering advocacy and referrals for veterans with AIDS, people living with AIDS and those at high risk of HIV infection. 254-8220.
National Federation of the Blind: issues of importance to blind people, Community Outreach Center, 2828 Carlisle NE. 883-1941.
National Multiple Sclerosis Society Support Groups: 244-0625 or (800) 344-4867.
National Osteoporosis Foundation: Albuquerque support group for people with osteoporosis, their families and friends, second Thursdays. Yvonne Brusuelas, 855-5627.
National Stepfamily Association: support for remarriage and stepparenting, 7:30 p.m. second Wednesdays, 807 El Alhambra NW. Kandace, 275-0000.
Natural Home Healing From Chronic/Incurable Disease: support for those with incurable disease who want to use natural methods at home. View tapes by Dr. Richard Schulze, followed by discussion. Northeast Heights. Celeste, 271-1010.
New Beginnings (Divorce Recovery): to bring hope and healing to those who are going through or have been divorced, 7 p.m. every other Tuesday, children's building, Victory Love Church, 7201 W. Central. 831-0961.
New Life Options: Internet support group for any stressful problem, 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Gary, 865-4319.
New Mexicans With Disabilities: information to Spanish- and English-speaking individuals with disabilities, families, advocates, therapists and case managers about service providers, support groups and other local, state and national resources. (800) 552-8195 or locally 272-8549.
New Mexico AIDS Services Support Groups: Mondays-Fridays, counseling, chemical dependency, treatment, life reconstruction, for HIV+ individuals, significant others and families, 625 Truman NE. Michael, 938-7126.
New Mexico Crohn's and Colitis Support Group: 2-4 p.m. third Sunday of every other month, Taos Room, Presbyterian Kaseman Hospital, 8300 Constitution NE. 294-8281 or 797-1267.
New Mexico Fat Acceptance Network: support for fat people, not a diet group. 888-1963 or 292-2469.
New Mexico Pregnancy Confinement Line: telephone support for women confined to bed during pregnancy. 768-9227 (pager).
New Mexico Suicide Survivors: Albuquerque Chapter, 6:30 p.m. first Wednesdays, Central United Methodist Church, 1615 Copper NE. 401-6636, NMsuicidesurvivors@yahoo.com
New Mexico Survivors of Homicide: 7 p.m. Tuesdays (therapeutic art, second Tuesdays and grief counselor available third Tuesdays), 12400 Menaul NE, Suite 100. 232-4099 or (1-877) 700-8500 for statewide information.
New Womens' Mood Disorders Support Group: for women who experience mood instability, depression, anxiety or manic depression, 7-9 p.m. Mondays, Rio Rancho Family Health Center, 1424 Deborah SE. No Charge, donations appreciated. 889-3632.
Newsline for the Blind: free dial-in newspaper service for people unable to read ordinary print because of visual or physical limitations. 841-8862.
Nicotine Anonymous: 12-step program for smoking cessation, 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, St. Thomas of Canterbury Episcopal Church, 425 University NE. 265-8113.
Nursing Mothers' Tea and Support Group: 1 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; for working moms, 1 p.m. first and third Saturdays; helpful for pregnant women; free. 323-2133.
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: 7 p.m. third Thursdays, University of New Mexico Psychology Clinic, 1716 Las Lomas NE. Kathleen, 299-0266.
OnFireOrBurnedOut: a ministry to pastors, Christian workers, missionaries, people of any race, color or denominational affiliation who are sensing burnout and need restoration and renewal. 237-2053. Visit www.onfireorburnedout.org.
Organ Transplant Awareness Program of New Mexico: 828-0694.
Osteoporosis Support Group: Osteoporosis Foundation of New Mexico-Albuquerque Support Group, 1:30 p.m. second Thursdays, St. Joseph Rehabilitation and Outpatient Center, 505 Elm NE. 855-5627.
Ostomy Association of Albuquerque: monthly support meetings for ostomates, families and friends, Sandia Room; quarterly program meetings, Sandia/Taos Rooms next to Cafeteria. Both meetings at Presbyterian Kaseman Hospital, 8300 Constitution NE, one block west of Wyoming NE, one block north of I-40. Bud, 889-9705 or Dick, 856-6045.
Ovarian Cancer Support Group: 10:30 a.m.-noon third Saturdays. Call 298-0154 or 792-9347 for information and meeting location.
Overcomers Outreach: Christian 12-step meeting, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Glory Hall, 2417 Wyoming NE. 275-9623 or Len or Ann, 884-4384.
Overeaters Anonymous: for compulsive overeaters and people with eating disorders. No dues, fees or weigh-ins. Newcomers meeting, 7 p.m. Mondays, Sombra Del Monte Church, 2528 Utah NE. For other meeting times and locations, call 292-9080.
Oxygen Support Group: for anyone on supplemental oxygen. Pat, 293-8996.
PACT (Parenting Adopted Children Together): 6:30 p.m. last Tuesdays. Child-Rite Inc., 260-8671.
Parent Advisory Board: advocacy and support group of University of New Mexico Department of Pediatrics, for any family receiving services at the hospital, 6:30 p.m. last Mondays, Children's Hospital of New Mexico, Tully Conference Room. 272-5551.
Parenting Class: Developing Capable Young People classes offered by Families for Children, division of New Mexico Boys and Girls Ranch, to help parents teach children responsibility and accountability for their behavior. Affordable classes, small groups. 881-4200.
Parent/Teen Mediation: helps families settle differences with a neutral mediator; free service of New Mexico Center for Dispute Resolution, for families with children age 10 and older. 247-0571.
Parent/Teen, Family and School Mediations: help resolve disputes with a neutral mediator; free service of Mediation Services of New Mexico Inc. 867-6550.
Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG Albuquerque), 7 p.m. third Tuesdays, 873-7373; (PFLAG Rio Rancho), 7 p.m. second Tuesdays, 892-5680. Support, education, advocacy.
Parents For Behaviorally Different Children: for families with behavioral, emotional challenges, including ADD, depression and other neurobiological illnesses. Information, 265-0430; outside Albuquerque, (800) 273-7232.
Parents of Children Who Abuse Drugs: Monday evenings, Quest Family Institute. 255-0000.
Parents of Children Who Are Incarcerated: Tuesday evenings, Quest Family Institute. 255-0000.
Parents of Infants: (up to 12 months), 10 a.m. Mondays, Parentcraft, 1503 University NE; $10 for four sessions. 243-2551.
Parents of Murdered Children: for those who survive the violent death of a loved one, held in a nonjudgmental atmosphere with other survivors. Ellie Lee, 281-1147.
Parents of Sexually Abused Children: All Faiths Family Services, 271-0329.
Parents of Struggling Teens Support Group: drugs, oppositional defiant, alternative schools, monthly. 797-2824.
Parents of Toddlers: Wednesdays and Fridays, Parentcraft, 1503 University NE; call for schedule of topics; $12 for four sessions. 243-2551.
Parents Reaching Out (PRO): for families with children (birth to age 21) with unique needs, offering support, encouragement information and resources, workshops. Albuquerque, 247-0192 or (800) 524-5176; e-mail email@example.com; Web site www.parentsreachingout.org.
Parents Without Partners: New Mexico's local chapter, (S.P.A.R.K.S.) Single Parents of Albuquerque Raising Kids, single parents providing support, friendship, education, family and adult activities. Children in-home, away or grown. Parents separated, divorced, widowed or never married. 797-5437; www.pwpnm.com for information and list of activities.
Parkinson's Support of New Mexico: meets 7 p.m. first Tuesdays in members' homes. For information and directions, call Dick, 298-0512.
PB&J Family Services Inc.: offers assistance with family stabilization, reunification and general improvement in daily living; provides family services in Bernalillo and Sandoval counties with site locations in Cuba, Jemez, Los Lunas and Grants. 877-7060 or 867-2356.
People First of Albuquerque: people with disabilities who have fun, learn they have rights, can speak for themselves and make their own choices; last Saturday. 883-4630.
Peripheral Neuropathy Support Group: 10 a.m. fourth Saturdays, Palo Duro Senior Center, 5221 Palo Duro NE. Frances, 332-3105.
Pet Loss Support Group: for those who have experienced the loss of a pet and to provide an opportunity for collective sharing in support of the healing process. Information, contact Lorraina, support group facilitator, 298-1268.
POGOS: post-polio referral. Phil, 898-6280.
Polycystic Kidney Disease Support Group: New Mexico Chapter, PKD Foundation, 10-11:30 a.m. fourth Saturdays, Computer Corner, 4700 San Mateo NE; 275-7158.
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (NMPCOSA): 5 p.m. third Saturdays, Southwest dining room, Lovelace Medical Center; www.geocities.com/nmpco. Heather, 254-1149.
Post-Abortion Stress Counseling: for women experiencing anxiety after an abortion; peer counselors trained to help with facilitating healing. Information, Albuquerque Pregnancy Center, 880-0882.
Post-Polio Support Group: St. Joseph Rehab, 727-4901.
Prenatal Care: for information and confidential referrals for service providers in your community, call U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Maternal and Child Health Bureau hot lines; (800) 311-BABY (for English speakers) or (800) 504-7081 (for Spanish speakers).
Primary Immune Deficiency Foundation: information and support for anyone, or parent of anyone, suffering from a primary immune deficiency. Janet, 994-0323.
Primetimers: provides mature gay and bisexual men and their admirers opportunities to meet in supportive atmosphere to enjoy social, educational and recreational activities. Call Common Bond information line, 891-3647.
Prostate Cancer Support Groups: 12:30 p.m. first and third Saturdays, Bear Canyon Senior Center, 4645 Pitt NE, 254-7784; 1 p.m. second Saturdays, Meadowlark Senior Center, 4330 Meadowlark Lane, Rio Rancho, Barry, 867-0117, or John, 771-9525. Prostate Cancer Support Association of New Mexico, 254-7784 or (800) 278-7678.
Pulmonary Problems Support Group: second Thursdays, Vista Grande Retirement Center, 4101 Meadowlark Lane, Rio Rancho. 892-4206.
Rainbow Love: support and counseling for parents who wish to adopt African American children. Creative Life Ministry, the Rev. Patricia Wellborn, 291-4481.
Rape Crisis Center: 24-hour crisis services for anyone affected by sexual assault. 266-7711.
Reaching Out Ministries for Women: for victims of sexual violence. There is hope for restoration and emotional healing, 7 p.m. Tuesdays, children's building, Victory Love Church, 7201 Central NW. 831-0961
Recovery Support Group: for anger management, improving relationships, handling difficult people, 7 p.m. Tuesdays, First Nations Healthsource, 5608 Zuni; free. 268-5646.
Recovery Support Group: More Than Conquerors, freedom from obsessive-compulsive addictions, Believer's Center of Albuquerque, 320 Waterfall SE. Judy, 836-3649.
Resolve of New Mexico: education and support for people experiencing infertility. Help line, 266-1170.
Ritual Abuse Survivors Anonymous: 12-step program for survivors only. Jay, 254-4634.
S-Anon: 12-step recovery group for friends and relatives of sex addicts. 899-0633.
Self-Help for Hard of Hearing: for people with hearing losses, their families and friends, 10 a.m. second Saturdays, September-June, 10601 Lomas NE, one block east of Eubank, north side. Dale Birkeland, 275-2079 (V/Relay NM).
Seniors Support Groups: voluntary peer-facilitated. 842-8206.
Sex Addicts Anonymous: mixed, 7 p.m. Mondays, Monte Vista Christian Church; Men's meeting, 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Covenant United Methodist Church. Information, toll free (866) 627-0743, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, Web address: www.sexaa.org.
Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous: for meeting schedule, write SLAA, P.O. Box 3783, Albuquerque, 87190. 944-2426.
Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous: Albuquerque area meetings Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Information, call 255-9179.
Sexaholics Anonymous: women's, men's and joint meetings. 899-0633.
Sickle Cell Support Group: for people with sickle cell conditions and their families, 2 p.m. third Thursdays, Council Office, 7800 Marble NE, Suite 2. 254-9550.
Single Parent Support Group: 6 p.m. Thursdays, The Neutral Corner, 529-B Jefferson NE. 255-0007.
Sjogren's Syndrome Support Group: information, call Frances, 344-6971.
Smoke Cessation Group: American Cancer Society, 262-2333.
SNAP (Survivors Network for Those Abused by Priests): 867-5317.
Spina Bifida Association of New Mexico: offers educational programs and information about this disabling birth defect. 242-1184 or (800) 750-2044.
Spinal Cord Injury Support Group: 5:30 p.m. first Thursdays, St. Joseph Rehabilitation Hospital, Piñon Room, 505 Elm NE. Contact: email@example.com.
Stroke Support Group: for survivors, caregivers, family members: 10 a.m. Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays, St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 5301 Ponderosa NE; 10 a.m. Wednesdays, Meadowlark Senior Center, 4330 Meadowlark Lane SE, Rio Rancho; general meeting, 6:30 p.m. second Thursdays, JB's Restaurant, 15 Hotel Circle. Marvin D. Taylor, Albuquerque Stroke Club, 268-1694.
Stuttering Support Group: discussion, therapy techniques, 7 p.m. first Tuesdays, Albuquerque Speech, Language and Hearing Center. Call Tom Fisher, 823-9322 or e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse: All Faiths Family Services, 271-0329.
Survivors of Homicide: support group for anyone who has had a loved one murdered, 7 p.m. Tuesdays (therapeutic art, second Tuesdays and grief counselor available third Tuesdays), 12400 Menaul NE, Suite 100. 232-4099 or 1-877-700-8500 for statewide information.
Survivors of Sexual Assault and Sexual Abuse: for adult men and women, teens, at Albuquerque Rape Crisis Center; crisis support, counseling, community education; services free or for a donation. 24-hour hot line, 266-7711.
Survivors of Suicide: for people who have lost a loved one to suicide, 4 p.m. second and last Mondays, St. Paul Lutheran Church, 1100 Indian School NE. R.L. Schwoebel, 858-1240.
Tinnitus Support Group: 268-8754.
TMJ Support Group: for those with temporal mandibular joint dysfunction. 323-5712.
TOPS— Take Off Pounds Sensibly: Mondays: 9:30 a.m., Los Volcanes Senior Center, 6500 Los Volcanes NW; 10 a.m., Los Altos Church, 215 Erbbe NE; 10 a.m., Asbury United Methodist Church, 10000 Candelaria NE; 12:15 p.m., Palo Duro Senior Center, 521 Palo Duro NE, Room 7; 5:45 p.m., Presbyterian Kaseman Hospital, 8300 Constitution NE; 6:15 p.m., Calvary Lutheran Church, 20th and Abrazo, Rio Rancho; 7 p.m., Towne Park Clubhouse, 425 Towne Park NE. Tuesdays; 10 a.m., 103 Ranch Road, Sandia Park; 7 p.m., Presbyterian Kaseman Hospital, 8300 Constitution NE; 7:15 p.m., Sombre del Monte Church, 2528 Utah NE. Wednesdays; 5:30 p.m., West Mesa Christian Church, 8821 Golf Course NW, north of Paseo del Norte, 898-3568. Thursdays; 8 a.m., Bear Canyon Senior Center, 4645 Pitt NE, Room 1; 9:30 a.m., Vista Grande Professional Secretaries Center, 4101 Meadowlark Lane, Rio Rancho; 10 a.m., Westside Community Center, 1250 Isleta SW; 7 p.m., South Valley Library, 3908 Isleta SW; 7 p.m., Lovelace Medical Center, 5400 Gibson SE, near pharmacy. Fridays: 10 a.m., Terrace Park Community Building, 9000 Zuni SE. Saturdays; 9 a.m., Charter-Heights Behavioral Health System, 103 Hospital Loop NE. 265-6730.
ToughLove Parent Support Group: self-help program for parents who are troubled by out-of-control adolescent and young-adult behavior. Parents support each other in implementing successful ToughLove strategies, helping parents regain control of family situations. Meetings are 7 p.m. Mondays, Grant Middle School, 1111 Easterday NE, 720-6295; 7:15 p.m. Tuesdays, Rio Grande Presbyterian Church, 600 S. Coors Blvd. 897-2772.
Tourette Syndrome Association: New Mexico chapter; periodic informational meetings. Sandra Hollis, 858-3304.
Transgender Community Group: for all trans-identities, friends and families; supportive, educational and social group to raise awareness of transgender issues; 7:30 p.m. Fridays. 265-7655; e-mail email@example.com.
United Way Helpline: information and referrals to health and human services agencies, 245-1735.
Veterans with AIDS: National AIDS Brigade Inc., 254-8220.
Victims of Sexual Abuse: All Faiths Family Services, 271-0329.
Vulvar Pain/Vulvodynia: information and support group. Lee, 299-8727.
Weight Control Group: informative, goal-oriented. Somgya, 898-7815.
Welcome Wagon Club: monthly activities. Inez, 884-9408.
Widowed Persons Service: support group and activities for widowed people of all ages, 1 p.m. first and third Mondays. 792-2402.
Women of Faith, Here's Hope: Christian support group and referral resource for Christians and non-Christians who are in adverse circumstances and looking for help, 4:30 p.m. Thursdays, Faith in Christ Lutheran Church, Chelwood and Indian School NE. Information, call 292-5673.
Women With Addictions: 6 p.m. Fridays, 8338-B Comanche NE; registration required. Nancy Parkhill, 292-5252.
Workaholics Anonymous: for anyone who desires to stop working compulsively, noon Tuesdays, St. John's Episcopal Cathedral, 318 Silver SW. 342-8048.
Young Fathers Project: for fathers 13-26 years of age, weekly meetings providing information, support and food. Information, call Carl Dellinger, New Mexico Young Fathers Project, 266-6334.
Young Widowed Persons Group: for the widowed younger than age 55, 6 p.m. second and fourth Tuesdays. Jean, 792-2402; Toni, Zizi, 842-8800.
YWCA/CARIÑO: childcare resource, referrals. 265-8500.